Iraqis Raise Doubts About Their Security As U.S. Troops Depart

August 20th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
warBaghdad, Aug 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) As the “Operation Iraqi Freedom” reached its climax on the predawn hours of Thursday, the anxiety among the Iraqi nationals is palpable as they remain uncertain about whether the forces of their country are capable of providing the much-needed security to them. In the wake of the recent spate of violence that has been escalating in parts of the conflict-ravaged nation, the apprehension about what future holds for them is an unanimous feeling among large number of Iraqis.

As the country reels under the onslaught of a major political crisis with the politicians squabbling to form the new government, many Iraqi nationals have openly expressed doubts about whether the security forces of Iraq are equipped enough to protect them. With it gradually dawning upon the Iraqis that the invaders who were once feared, head back to their home leaving the country in a political turmoil, many believe that the scenario in the war-ravaged country might take a detrimental turn with the exit of the American combat operations. According to many local residents, the U.S. forces are departing from the country too soon as the political situation in Iraq is anything but stable while other have expressed concern that the conflict-ridden country might go back to days of civil war.

The unease among the Iraqis has been reaffirmed by the Iraq’s top military officer who revealed last week in an interview to a media outlet that the trouble-torn country’s security forces would need another decade to be fully ready to handle the security scenario of the nation.

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